Leading Northwest Mental Health Provider Enlists Meta for Improved Medication Safety

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Meta Healthcare IT Solutions, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, today announced that Seattle-based Navos Mental Health Solutions has selected MetaCare Enterprise™, its suite of closed loop medication safety products.

Meta Healthcare IT Solutions, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, today announced that Seattle-based Navos Mental Health Solutions has selected MetaCare Enterprise™, its suite of closed loop medication safety products.

Consisting of MetaCare Enterprise eMAR™, MetaCare RX™ and MetaCare CPOE, MetaCare Enterprise will provide Navos with an integrated solution to reduce medication errors and improve its patient outcomes. MetaCare CPOE is clinical provider order entry system that provides exceptional medication safety at an affordable price, while MetaCare Enterprise eMAR is a fully integrated, Web-based point of care nursing documentation system that uses barcode technology to eliminate medication errors by efficiently automating the medication documentation process. An end-to-end, closed-loop medication ordering, administration and patient safety system that links pharmacists, physicians and nurses to improve the delivery of patient care, MetaCare RX integrates the workflow involved in ordering and dispensing medications within the hospital environment.

"The use of these solutions within our organization will allow us to further meet the particularly complex needs of our clients," remarked David Johnson, Ed.D., LMNHC, CEO of Navos. "The administration of medication is an especially delicate issue at Navos, and MetaCare Enterprise will most definitely provide an added level of safety for our patients."

Navos offers a full spectrum of mental health services to more than 6,000 people each year, from crisis intervention to inpatient psychiatric care to highly specialized outpatient services. The organization recently opened its Burien Heights Residences, which encompasses 22 units of safe and affordable housing and support services for low-income adults with serious and persistent mental illness. The apartments are the newest addition to Navos' network of over 280 dwellings in Seattle and South King County for adults affected by serious mental and emotional illness.

"MetaCare Enterprise is one of only a handful of medication safety suites that is truly integrated," commented Sal Barcia, CEO of Meta. "Through the implementation of these solutions, Navos can securely and efficiently meet the medication needs of its clients while continuing to offer them the top quality care as one of the Northwest's leading mental health providers. The addition of Navos to our client base is an important step in our growth as a best-of-suite vendor, offering exceptional clinical functionality at affordable prices."

About Navos Mental Health Solutions:

Located in Seattle, Washington, Navos offers a full spectrum of mental health services to more than 6,000 people each year, from crisis intervention and inpatient psychiatric care to highly specialized outpatient services. As an organization with infrastructure and resources to provide or facilitate a comprehensive range of effective, accessible and needed behavioral health services for the vulnerable populations we serve, Navos strives to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of care. The organization takes on the challenge of serious mental and emotional illness everyday, providing services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect and staunchly advocating optimal public policy while leveraging new and progressive practices to surmount the barriers confronting its clients.

About Meta:

For nearly 20 years, Meta has been developing software solutions that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the healthcare industry by providing innovative and comprehensive clinical information solutions to hospitals and other healthcare enterprises. Organizations seeking excellent products backed by highly motivated and committed support have chosen Meta for the best solutions at reasonable costs. For more information, contact Meta at (800) 768-1920.

Ford Phillips
Meta
618-463-1027
http://www.metapharmacy.com

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